Fire Training — Cycle 92+


Fire Training — Cycle 92+


Dad decides to volunteer for the local fire department. He shows up to the station and meets the chief, and his training begins. At first he struggles to get his gear on properly. Then the chief takes him to a fire simulation building. Dad has to go inside and rescue a dummy with all of his gear on. He wants to give up, but the chief encourages him to keep going. Dad makes it out with the rescue dummy.

Full Text:

Dad volunteered for the fire department.

He met the chief.

Dad got his gear on.  The chief said, "It is not on right."

The chief showed Dad a building with smoke in it.

It is hard for Dad to climb the ladder with so much gear.

The chief said, "The smoke is not safe. Stay low!"

Dad said, "This is hard." But the chief said, "Keep going!"

Dad made it to the end.

The chief said, "Next we will drive the truck!"

Dad said, "I wish we had started with that!"


/ă/ (IPA: æ),        /m/,                  /t/,                   /ē/ (IPA: i),            /s/,                       /ĭ/ (IPA: ɪ),        

/f/,                       /d/,                   /r/,                   /th/ (IPA: ð),         /ŏ/ (IPA: ɒ),          /g/,

/l/,                        /h/,                  /ŭ/ (IPA: ʌ),      /k/,                       /b/,                       /n/,

/sh/ (IPA: ʃ),       /ā/ (IPA: eɪ),     /k/,                   /v/,                       /ō/ (IPA: oʊ),        /w/,

/ch/ (IPA: tʃ),     /ŏr/ (IPA: ɑr),    /ər/ (IPA: ɜr),   /ĕ/ (IPA: ɛ),           /j/ (IPA: dʒ),        /p/,

/ī/ (IPA: aɪ),        /ĭŋ/ (IPA: ɪŋ),     /y/ (IPA: j),      /ks/,                      /kw/,                   


This booklet is designed for kindergarten students to read independently after they have reached the cycle indicated on the cover. Students should use this to practice decoding and to develop independent reading habits. This should not be used for guided reading or for the development of content knowledge.


This file is designed to be printed, folded, stapled, and given to students as a booklet.  

  • Step 1: To print, select “print on both sides of the paper” and “flip on the short edge” in your print menu.  
  • Step 2: Fold the printed pages along the dashed line in the center, and staple on top of the three staple images on the front cover.

When one student finishes reading the booklet, you can pass it on to the next student who is ready for it.  Or you can create one copy for each student and tell them that they can color the pictures when they finish reading it.